Everyone wants to have a set of gleaming white teeth, along with the boost of self-confidence that it comes with. In fact, one study shows that about a third of adults consider having their teeth bleached, most without questioning the chemicals that go into the mouth. While teeth whitening treatments can be carried out by registered dentists, it’s not illegal to purchase over-the-counter DIY whitening kits – an option many see as a better alternative to visiting the dentist. But, what they often ignore is the potential damage DIY teeth whiteners may cause to their mouth: toothache, tooth infections, gum problems and more.
If you’re determined to have your teeth whitened, you need to ensure that you’re doing it in the most harmless manner. In this infographic, Classic Smiles reveals the potential dangers of DIY teeth whitening and the safest way to do it.